Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mets 2016 Draft Results

Players have until Friday, July 15th to sign. Picks in the first 10 rounds in the draft are assigned pool values. The total pool value of the Mets' 11 picks from the 2016 Draft's first 10 rounds is $7,671,700. If the Mets sign all of these first 11 picks, that total represents the penalty-free money they would be able to spend. Any amount over that total would be taxed at a 75% rate. Any amount more than 5% over that total would result in the loss of future draft picks (this is a threshold that has not yet been breached by any club). Additionally, for all signings outside the first 10 rounds for more than $100,000, the overage counts against the pool total. Any unsigned picks from the first 10 rounds do not contribute their pick value to the Mets 2016 pool. For any unsigned picks from the first 3 rounds, the Mets will receive a compensatory pick in the 2017 draft.


RndPlayerBonusPool AllotmentDifferenceOfficial?
1Justin Dunn$2,378,800$2,378,800$0 - Pool ValueYes
1Anthony Kay$$1,972,100$No
2Peter Alonso$909,200$1,009,200$100,000 - UnderYes
3Blake Tiberi$500,000$596,600$96,600 - UnderYes
4Michael Paez$$446,500$No
5Colby Woodmansee$334,500$334,500$0 - Pool ValueYes
6Christopher Viall$250,500$250,500$0 - Pool ValueYes
7Austin McGeorge$175,000$187,800$12,300 - UnderYes
8Placido Torres$10,000$175,400$165,400 - UnderYes
9Colin Holderman$400,000$163,700$236,300 - OverYes
10Gene Cone$150,000$156,600$6,600 - UnderYes
Pool Total $$7,671,700$144,600 - Under

* For this chart, I am only counting official numbers in the bonus, pool, and difference totals, and only listing players from the first 10 rounds or with known signing bonuses above $100,000.
* Pool allotment only counts pool amount for the first 10 rounds, so bonus contribution for overslot 11th+ rounders is just the overage.

Thanks to everyone who tweets, e-mails, etc to help me put this list together & keep it updated. Hat tips, especially, to @WexlerRules, who is an absolute must-follow this time of year, as he is routinely the first person in my twitter timeline to sniff out signings before they have been reported. Also thanks to @PSLToFlushing, @nymets945, @tobyhyde, @MitchNYM, @DanDotLewis, @RealKenDick, @JohnMackinAde, and obviously @jimcallisMLB, @JonathanMayo, and all the folks at @BaseballAmerica.



RndPickPlayerPosSchool (Class, if college)BA Top 500
119Justin DunnRHPBoston College (Jr)22
131Anthony KayLHPUConn (Jr)35
264Peter Alonso1BFlorida (Jr)139
3100Blake Tiberi3BLouisville (So)157
4130Michael PaezSSCoastal Carolina (Jr)403
5160Colby WoodmanseeSSArizona State (Jr)133
6190Christopher ViallRHPStanford (Jr)337
7220Austin McGeorgeRHPCal State Long Beach (Jr)Unranked
8250Placido TorresLHPTusculum College (Sr)499
9280Colin HoldermanRHPHeartland CC, ILUnranked
10310Gene ConeOFSouth Carolina (Jr)310
11340Cameron PlanckRHPRowan County HS, KY228
12370Matt ClevelandRHPWindsor HS, CT256
13400Dan RizzieCXavier (Sr)Unranked
14430Christian JamesRHPEast Lake HS, FLUnranked
15460Jacob ZanonCFLewis-Clark State (Jr)Unranked
16490Trent JohnsonRHPSanta Fe CC, NMUnranked
17520Jay Jabs3BFranklin Pierce (Jr)Unranked
18550Adam AtkinsRHPLouisiana Tech (Sr)Unranked
19580Gary CornishRHPSan Diego (Sr)Unranked
20610Carlos CortesLFLake Howell HS, FL128
21640Maxwell KuhnsRHPSanta Clara (Jr)Unranked
22670Ian StromCFUMass-Lowell (Jr)Unranked
23700Nicholas Sergakis2BOhio State (5-Sr)Unranked
24730Dariel RiveraRHPDr. Juan J. Osuna HS, PRUnranked
25760Cody BeckmanLHPNC State (Jr)Unranked
26790Rylan Thomas3BWindermere Prep HS, FLUnranked
27820Joel UrenaLHPGregorio Luperon HS, NYUnranked
28850William SierraRHPEdouard Montpetit HS, QuebecUnranked
29880Alex HaynesRHPCentral HS, TN336
30910Eric VillanuevaRHPJosefina Barcelo HS, PRUnranked
31940Jeremy WolfLFTrinity (Sr)Unranked
32970George KirbyRHPRye HS, NY379
331000Duncan PenceSSFarragut HS, TNUnranked
341030Anthony HerronRHPJefferson JC, MO487
351060Andrew HarbinRHPAllatoona HS, GAUnranked
361090Garrison BryantRHPClearwater HS, FLUnranked
371120Branden FrymanSSJ M Tate HS, FLUnranked
381150Jaylon McLaughlinSSSanta Monica HS, CAUnranked
391180Jordan HandCJC of Southern Nevada, NVUnranked
401210Michael ChambersCJohn Paul II HS, TXUnranked

Players in bold have reportedly signed or will sign.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mets 2015 Draft Results

Players have until Friday, July 17th to sign. Picks in the first 10 rounds in the draft are assigned pool values. The total pool value of the Mets' 9 picks from the 2015 Draft's first 10 rounds is $3,587,800. If the Mets sign all of these first 9 picks, that total represents the penalty-free money they would be able to spend. Any amount over that total would be taxed at a 75% rate. Any amount more than 5% over that total would result in the loss of future draft picks (this is a threshold that has not yet been breached by any club). Additionally, for all signings outside the first 10 rounds for more than $100,000, the overage counts against the pool total. Any unsigned picks from the first 10 rounds do not contribute their pick value to the Mets 2015 pool.

RndPlayerSigning BonusPool AllotmentDifferenceOfficial?
2Desmond Lindsay$1,142,700$1,142,700$0 - Pool ValueYes
3Max Wotell$775,000$666,500$108,500 - OverYes
4David Thompson$425,000$474,800$49,800 - UnderYes
5Thomas Szapucki$375,500$355,500$20,000 - OverYes
6Chase Ingram$195,000$266,200$71,200 - UnderYes
7Corey Taylor$20,000$199,500$179,500 - UnderYes
8Patrick Mazeika$125,000$171,900$46,900 - UnderYes
9Kevin Kaczmarski$5,000$160,700$155,700 - UnderYes
10Witt Haggard$5,000$150,000$145,000 - UnderYes
11Jake Simon$400,000Up to $100,000$300,000 - OverYes
12Joe Shaw$100,000Up to $100,000 Yes
13PJ Conlon$110,000Up to $100,000$10,000 - OverYes
14Vinny Siena$ TBDUp to $100,000 Yes
16Dillon Becker$ TBDUp to $100,000 Yes
17Sixto Torres$100,000Up to $100,000 Yes
18Jordan Humphreys$150,000Up to $100,000$50,000 - OverYes
20Thomas McIlraith$ TBDUp to $100,000 Yes
21Taylor Henry$ TBDUp to $100,000 Yes
23Kenneth Bautista$80,000Up to $100,000 Yes
28Anthony Dimino$ TBDUp to $100,000 Yes
29Seth Davis$ TBDUp to $100,000 Yes
Pool Total $3,428,200$3,587,800$159,600 - Under

* For this chart, I am only counting official numbers in the bonus, pool, and difference totals.
* Pool allotment only counts pool amount for the first 10 rounds, so bonus contribution for overslot 11th+ rounders is just the overage.

Thanks to everyone who tweets, e-mails, etc to help me put this list together & keep it updated. Hat tips, especially, to @WexlerRules, who is an absolute must-follow this time of year, as he is routinely the first person in my twitter timeline to sniff out signings before they have been reported. Also thanks to @PSLToFlushing, @nymets945, @tobyhyde, @MitchNYM, @DanDotLewis, @RealKenDick, @JohnMackinAde, and obviously @jimcallisMLB, @JonathanMayo, and all the folks at @BaseballAmerica.


RndPickPlayerPosSchool (Class, if college)BA Top 500
253Desmond LindsayOFOut-Of-Door Academy, FL102
388Max WotellLHPMarvin Ridge HS, NC144
4119David Thompson3BMiami (Jr)103
5149Thomas SzapuckiLHPWilliam T Dwyer HS, FL92
6179Chase IngramRHPHillsborough CC, FL219
7209Corey TaylorRHPTexas Tech (Sr)Unranked
8239Patrick MazeikaCStetson (Jr)Unranked
9269Kevin KaczmarskiOFEvansville (Sr)371
10299Witt HaggardRHPDelta State (Sr)Unranked
11329Jake SimonLHPGalveston Ball HS, TXUnranked
12359Joe ShawRHPDallas Baptist (Jr)360
13389PJ ConlonLHPSan Diego (Jr)Unranked
14419Vinny Siena2BConnecticut (Jr)312
15449Thomas HackimerRHPSaint John's (Jr)346
16479Dillon BeckerRHPAngelo State (Jr)Unranked
17509Sixto TorresLHPFaith Baptist Christian HS, FL174
18539Jordan HumphreysRHPCrystal River HS, FLUnranked
19569Nic EnrightRHPThe Steward School, VA231
20599Thomas McIlraithRHPOklahoma (Jr)Unranked
21629Taylor HenryLHPCentenary (Sr)Unranked
22659Nick BlackburnRHPIllinois (Jr)Unranked
23689Kenneth BautistaRFPuerto Rico BB Academy, PRUnranked
24719Jordan Verdon3BGranite Hills HS, CAUnranked
25749Dylan KingRHPRiverdale HS, TNUnranked
26779Shane McClanahanLHPCape Coral HS, FL197
27809Jake HigginbothamLHPBuford HS, GA454
28839Anthony DiminoCBelmont Abbey (Sr)Unranked
29869Seth DavisLHPAugustana (Sr)Unranked
30899Jackson WarkRHPBellerose Composite HS, ABUnranked
31929Tanner DodsonRHPJesuit HS, CA209
32959Dustin BeggsRHPKentucky (Jr)Unranked
33989Brendan IlliesCPuyallup HS, WAUnranked
341019LT TolbertRHPIMG Academy, FL279
351049George ThanopoulosRHPColumbia (Jr)Unranked
361079Anthony GordonRFTerra Nova HS, CAUnranked
371109Geoff HartliebRHPLindenwood (Jr)Unranked
381139Jacob WyrickLHPCleveland State CC, TNUnranked
391169Chad LuensmannRHPBellwood Antis HS, PA427
401199Nick Conti2BDr. Phillips HS, FLUnranked

Players in bold have reportedly signed.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Draft Results

Players have until Friday, July 18th to sign. Picks in the first 10 rounds in the draft are assigned pool values. The total pool value of the Mets' 9 picks from the 2014 Draft's first 10 rounds is $5,308,300. If the Mets sign all of these first 9 picks, that total represents the penalty-free money they would be able to spend. Any amount over that total would be taxed at a 75% rate. Any amount more than 5% over that total would result in the loss of future draft picks (this is a threshold that has not yet been breached by any club). Additionally, for all signings outside the first 10 rounds for more than $100,000, the overage counts against the pool total. Any unsigned picks from the first 10 rounds do not contribute their pick value to the Mets 2014 pool.

RndPlayerSigning BonusPool AllotmentDifferenceOfficial?
1Michael Conforto$2,970,800$2,970,800$0 - Pool ValueYes
3Milton Ramos$750,000$651,700$98,300 - OverYes
4Eudor Garcia$305,000$453,600$148,600 - UnderYes
5Josh Prevost $100,000$339,600$239,600 - UnderYes
6Tyler Moore$280,000$254,300$25,700 - OverYes
7Brad Wieck$100,000$190,600$90,600 - UnderYes
8Dash Winningham$175,000$159,600$15,400 - OverYes
9Michael Katz$100,000$149,000$49,000 - UnderYes
10Kelly Secrest$10,000$139,100$129,100 - UnderYes
11Connor BuchmannUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
12Alex DurhamUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
13Erik Manoah$300,000Up to $100,000$200,000 - OverYes
14Darryl KnightUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
15Gabe Llanes$300,000Up to $100,000$200,000 - OverYes
16Joel HuertasUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
17David RoseboomUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
18Raphael Ramirez$150,000Up to $100,000$50,000 - OverYes
19Bryce BeelerUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
20James DuffUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
22William FulmerUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
24Tyler BadamoUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
25Nicco BlankUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
27Alex PalshaUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
29Matt BlackhamUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
30Tucker TharpUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
31Kurtis HorneUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
39Arnaldo BerriosUnknownUp to $100,000UnknownYes
40Dale Burdick$150,000Up to $100,000$50,000 - OverYes
Pool Total $5,290,800$5,308,300$17,500 - Under

* For this chart, I am only counting official numbers in the bonus, pool, and difference totals.
* Pool allotment only counts pool amount for the first 10 rounds, so bonus contribution for overslot 11th+ rounders is just the overage (e.g. Manoah adds $200,000 to the "Signing Bonus" column).

Thanks to everyone who tweets, e-mails, etc to help me put this list together & keep it updated. Hat tips, especially, to @WexlerRules, who is an absolute must-follow this time of year, as he is routinely the first person in my twitter timeline to sniff out signings before they have been reported. Also thanks to @PSLToFlushing, @nymets945, @tobyhyde, @MitchNYM, @DanDotLewis, @RealKenDick, @JohnMackinAde, and obviously @jimcallisMLB, @JonathanMayoB3, and all the folks at @BaseballAmerica.

Players in bold have officially signed.



RndPickPlayerPosSchool (Class, if college)BA Top 500
110Michael ConfortoOFOregon State (Jr)8
384Milton RamosSSAmerican Heritage HS, FL48
4115Eudor Garcia3BEl Paso CC, TX 160
5145Josh PrevostRHPSeton Hall (Sr)140
6175Tyler MooreCLouisiana State (Jr)Not Ranked
7205Brad WieckLHPOklahoma City (Jr)Not Ranked
8235Dash Winningham1BTrinity Catholic HS, FLNot Ranked
9265Michael KatzOFWilliam & Mary (Jr)177
10295Kelly SecrestLHPUNC-Wilmington (Sr)Not Ranked
11325Connor BuchmannRHPOklahoma (Jr)Not Ranked
12355Alex DurhamRHPSouthern Alamance HS, NCNot Ranked
13385Erik ManoahRHPSouth Dade HS, FL390
14415Darryl KnightCEmbry-Riddle (Jr)Not Ranked
15445Gabe LlanesRHPDowney HS, CA380
16475Joel HuertasLHPColegio Carmen Sol, Puerto Rico391
17505David RoseboomLHPSouth Carolina-Upstate (Sr)Not Ranked
18535Raphael RamirezOFPace Academy, GA150
19565Bryce BeelerRHPMemphis (Jr)Not Ranked
20595James DuffRHPStonehill (Jr)Not Ranked
21625Luke BonfieldOFIMG Academy, FL187
22655William Fulmer2BMontevallo (Sr)Not Ranked
23685Richard MoeskerRHPTrinity Christian Academy, FLNot Ranked
24715Tyler BadamoRHPDowling (Sr)Not Ranked
25745Nicco BlankRHPCentral Arizona JC, AZNot Ranked
26775Tommy PincinCUpland HS, CA342
27805Alex PalshaRHPSacramento State (Sr)Not Ranked
28835Keaton McKinneyRHPAnkeny HS, IA80
29865Matt BlackhamRHPMiddle Tennessee State (Jr)Not Ranked
30895Tucker TharpOFKansas (Sr)Not Ranked
31925Kurtis HorneLHPMilne Community School, CanadaNot Ranked
32955Chris GloverRHPRockwall HS, TXNot Ranked
33985Brady PuckettRHPRiverdale HS, TNNot Ranked
341015Jordan HandCShadow Ridge HS, NVNot Ranked
351045Jonathan TeaneyRHPQuartz Hill, HS, CA334
361075Garett KingRHPOrange Lutheran HS, CANot Ranked
371105Tristan GraySSElkins HS, TXNot Ranked
381135Kyle DunsterRHPGreenwich HS, CTNot Ranked
391165Arnaldo BerriosOFBeltran Baseball Academy, Puerto RicoNot Ranked
401195Dale BurdickSSSummit HS, TNNot Ranked

Savannah Man

I was recently sifting through old posts I'd started but never finished or finished and never published, and I stumbled across this one from mid-February 2012. I called it "Savannah Man", mostly because that kinda rhymes with "Piano Man" (whose tune I borrowed), but also in reference to the Mets' A ball affiliate, which to me is a perpetual symbol of the hope of youth coming up through the farm before they've had a chance to succumb to the reliable attrition of the cruel minor league ladder. Looking back I want to give the poor bastard who wrote it (early 2012 me) a big hug. A few of the player references are obviously dated, but nearly all of this still applies today. Which is so, so sad. I think I just felt a cosmic hug from 2016 me. Oh well, let's go Mets.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Spring Training

(Updated 3/27/2014)

Players in Mets MLB camp (32)

Under Contract (7)
1. SP Bartolo Colon (R)
2. SP Jon Niese (L)
3. RP John Lannan (L)
4. RP Jose Valverde (R)
5. 3B David Wright (R)
6. OF Curtis Granderson (L)
7. OF Chris Young (R)

Under Arbitration Contract (7)
8. SP Dillon Gee (R)
9. RP Bobby Parnell (R)
10. 1B Ike Davis (L)
11. 1B Lucas Duda (L)
12. 2B Daniel Murphy (L)
13. SS Ruben Tejada (R) - out of options
14. OF Eric Young (S) - out of options

On 40-Man, Pre-Arb, Out of Options (1)
15. RP Carlos Torres (R) - out of options

On 40-Man, Pre-Arb, Options Remaining (11)
16. SP Matt Harvey (R) - Headed to DL
17. SP Jenrry Mejia (R)
18. SP Zack Wheeler (R)
19. RP Jeurys Familia (R)
20. RP Gonzalez Germen (R)
21. RP Scott Rice (L)
22. C Travis d'Arnaud (R)
23. C Anthony Recker (R)
24. 1B Josh Satin (R)
25. OF Andrew Brown (R)
26. OF Juan Lagares (R)

Minor League Contract, $100K Retention Bonus Paid (1)
27. SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (R)

Minor League Contract, No Retention Bonus (7)
28. SP Jeremy Hefner (R) - Headed to DL
29. C Taylor Teagarden (R)
30. 3B Eric Campbell (R)
31. SS Omar Quintanilla (L)
32. SS Anthony Seratelli (S)


Breakdown by Position:
* Players may be listed under multiple positions.
--- Under Contract
--- Under Arbitration Contract
--- On 40-Man, Pre-Arb, Out of Options
--- On 40-Man, Pre-Arb, Options Remaining
--- Minor League Contract, $100K Retention Bonus Paid
--- Minor League Contract, No Bonus

Starting Pitcher (6):
--- Bartolo Colon (R)
--- Jon Niese (L)
--- Dillon Gee (R)
--- Jenrry Mejia (R)
--- Zack Wheeler (R)
--- Daisuke Matsuzaka (R)

Relief Pitcher (8):
--- John Lannan (L)
--- Jose Valverde (R)


--- Bobby Parnell (R)
--- Carlos Torres (R) - out of options
--- Jeurys Familia (R)
--- Gonzalez Germen (R)
--- Jenrry Mejia (R)
--- Scott Rice (L)

Catcher (3):
--- Travis d'Arnaud (R)
--- Anthony Recker (R)
--- Taylor Teagarden (R)

First Base (4):
--- Ike Davis (L)
--- Lucas Duda (L)
--- Josh Satin (R)
--- Eric Campbell (R)

Second Base (3):
--- Daniel Murphy (L)
--- Omar Quintanilla (L)
--- Anthony Seratelli (S)

Third Base (3):
--- David Wright (R)
--- Josh Satin (R)
--- Eric Campbell (R)

Shortstop (3):
--- Ruben Tejada (R) - out of options
--- Omar Quintanilla (L)
--- Anthony Seratelli (S)

Outfield (5):
--- Curtis Granderson (L)
--- Chris Young (R)
--- Eric Young (S) - out of options
--- Andrew Brown (R)
--- Juan Lagares (R)